comfort.

November 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

“There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.”  – Hubert Selby

 

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Wildlife and Abajo Mountains

Wildlife and Abajo Mountains

http://www.sjrnews.com/pages/full_story/push?image-DECN-1-11-PoW-Muhlestein-jpg%20&id=17069131&instance=week_feature_photo

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“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”  – Thomas de Quincey

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Abajo Mountains fall

Abajo Mountains fall

http://www.go-utah.com/UT-AbajoMountains-fall/

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“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”  – Paul Auster

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Abajo Mts

Abajo Mts

http://www.myxj.net/blog/laccolith-tour-abajo-mountains/

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“Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”  – Dinah Craik

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Abajo Mountains

Abajo Mountains

http://www.panoramio.com/user/395804/tags/Utah%20Mountains?photo_page=5

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“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.”  – William Cowper

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Abajo Mountains

Abajo Mountains

A translation for the Spanish word “Abajo” is to go “up and down” and that’s what you’ll do while traveling the paved road through these highlands, which climbs up to 10,500 feet from Monticello and then down again to 7000 feet at the access road to Canyonlands National Park.

http://onedayinamerica.blogspot.com/2013/03/snowshoeing-abajo-mountains-in.html

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“Contrary to what a lot of people believe (or hope), comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirits so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again.

And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its dark head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is”  – Peggy Haymes

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